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Definition lacking any sense of moral standards or principles
  • The great challenge now facing countries throughout the world is how to find a proper balance between the efficiency and the amorality of the market.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • If man is evil by birth, he has no will, no power to change it; if he has no will, he can be neither good nor evil; a robot is amoral.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • That is need expressed in all its amoral simplicity.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • But that he was also cruel and amoral and strangely empty.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Not knowing, or refusing to know, is bad, or amoral, at least.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • As if this account didn't already suffer from an overdose of amoral individuals.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • He is the totally amoral man and I respect him for that.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • She would have been perfect for Yossarian, a debauched, coarse, vulgar, amoral, appetizing slattern whom he had longed for and idolized for months.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Someone implied that she was amoral.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • America is fat and sloppy and amoral.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • An amoral opportunist.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Well," he said, "there have been cases—not mine, thank God—where the patient didn't become cheerfully extroverted but became completely and cheerfully amoral."
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • He saw that no provision had been made for him, or for Nicole, in Mrs. Speers' plans—and he saw that her amorality sprang from the conditions of her own withdrawal.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Her fiction was known for its amorality, and like all authors pressed by a repeated question, she felt obliged to produce a story line, a plot of her development that contained the moment when she became recognizably herself.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • That she is a woman of quick temper and perhaps not always of a good disposition may be true, but that any of her friends and relatives will believe her to be an amoral woman, or one who would be a party to a criminal act I do not think.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • He understood that "idle or sinful"—which was bad enough as an alternative—was no alternative at all, that the two coincided, and that to say something was spiritually and intellectually "hopeless" was merely the amoral way of saying it was "forbidden."
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He had not asked to be allowed to turn his guns on the unarmed populace of Tull; had not asked to shoot Allie, her face marked by that strange, shining scar; had not asked to be faced with a choice between the obsession of his duty and his quest and criminal amorality.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • She must have taken it almost from under her father's nose (it was a small store and he was his own clerk and from any point in it he could see any other point) with that amoral boldness, that affinity for brigandage of women, but more likely, or so I would like to think, by some subterfuge of such bald and desperate transparence concocted by innocence that its very simplicity fooled him.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • We'd been friends in school, but when I told her I was engaged, she said that Valentine was selfish and hateful, that his charm masked a terrible amorality.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • You grew up to believe that moral laws bear no relation to the job of living, except as an impediment and threat, that man's existence is an amoral jungle where anything goes and anything works.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged

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